Digital Teaching and Learning

December 21, 2021

Learning Management System Announcement

Harford County Public School’s Board of Education voted on December 20, 2021, to adopt Canvas by Instructure as the next HCPS Learning Management System.


On July 1, 2022, Canvas will replace itslearning as the platform where curriculum is developed and applied to teacher courses. Canvas will facilitate student access to learning, completion of assignments, and teacher feedback through various mediums. Strong accessibility tools, a mobile app, and multiple ways to simplify communication are included in this platform. Canvas also elevates our county’s ability to integrate with third party tools and Teacher Access Center. Professional development throughout the spring and summer months will be provided to prepare instructional staff to implement the features of Canvas as well as support teachers in migrating content from itslearning to Canvas.


Watch this brief video for more on Canvas. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Canvas and the Reimagined Classroom

How can students learn with Minecraft?

Did you know that Minecraft for Education allows students to design real world simulations? Minecraft provides students with opportunities for problem solving and creative showcase.

Bakerfield Elementary School Librarian Julia Elloff explains the goals of her 5th grade Treehouse Challenge project. The students tell us what inspired their designs and what they learned from this experience:

Minecraft for learning

How can you get started? View the Minecraft SharePoint page for an overview of Minecraft, Lesson ideas, and installation directions.

Are you seeing OneDrive errors in itslearning?

Problem: When trying to upload a file to itslearning, some users may see the following error:

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Solution:

1. In itslearning, click on your name (profile)

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2. Select Your Settings
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3. Select Connected Accounts
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4. Disconnect your Microsoft account
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5. Select Add Account to reconnect the account.
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If the above steps do not resolve the error, email instructionaltech@hcps.org.

Questions?

Questions regarding this information should be directed to instructionaltech@hcps.org.


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